It is hard to believe this will be my last post for our LA Trip but at least I have some fun things to tell you about General Hospital set visit! I will be honest, I have never watched General Hospital before. So I really had no clue as to what was going on but I will say that everyone was super friendly and it was really neat to see the set up close. We also got to see a lot of props that were used on the show over the years. I think it is awesome that they are so diligent about preserving items used on the show and will insure that future generations get to enjoy them as well.
General Hospital was created by husband-and-wife soap writers Frank and Doris Hursley and premiered on April 1, 1963. In 1978, Gloria Monty was brought in as executive producer and is credited with the creation of the first supercouple, characters Luke Spencer and Laura Webber. Their 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.
The highlight of the visit for me was when Finola Hughes popped in to say hi. I do know who she is and love her. She is just as beautiful in person as she is on TV. After we looked at the props and talked a bit they took us to the green room where we waited to go on the actual set of General Hospital. They were filming a scene so we had to wait until they took a break. The green room was really large, with several couches, a TV, a Keurig ( it seems like everywhere in CA has a Keurig) and a small fridge.
Another really funny thing was after we did the set tour Emme Rylan ( Lulu Spencer Falconeri) kidnapped us and took us to look at her dressing room to show us the bracelets she was making for her Etsy shop Handmade by Emme Rylan. It was a lot of fun to see and she was really nice to let us have a look. I think Actors/Actresses don’t know how much that really means to “regular” people. I had never seen General Hospital and didn’t know who she was but she made me a fan that day 🙂
I have several pictures to show and some info on the nurses ball! So keep scrolling and get your General Hospital fix!
General Hospital Set Tour
The Nurses Ball:
Port Charles will once again hold the iconic Nurses Ball gala, a fundraiser for HIV and AIDS awareness and research. As the Nurses Ball 2014 begins, several popular Port Charles residents will be noticeably absent from the Red Carpet and stuck at home watching the festivities on TV. Old and new loves will percolate while others find themselves in awkward situations. Amidst all the romantic drama, the never-dull Nurses Ball audience will be entertained with fun performances and sexy surprises. The Nurses Ball episodes air May 8 through May 13. “General Hospital” airs MONDAY – FRIDAY (2:00- 3:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.